Fluoride (grey) prefered. Heparin (light green) or SST (gold) acceptable, or performed as part of a blood gas profile.
0.3 ml blood collected in to a 1 mL a blood gas syringe.
Mon - Sun, 24hrs
Cobas Pro " T"-Labs: Vitros XT7600 Blood gas analyser - glucose electrode
Reference interval applies to fluoride (grey top) specimens. Specimens received in tubes other than fluoride will be processed but results should be treated with reserve. If fasting specimen , should be a minimum of 8 hrs fasting for pregnant women
0.1 mL fluoride plasma – frozen. Or 0.3 mL whole blood collected in to a 1 mL blood gas syringe.